Giant Board

A single-board computer in the Adafruit Feather form factor

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An Open Source, Linux-capable SBC Compatible with the Featherwing Ecosystem

The Giant Board will come with over 100 CircuitPython libraries pre-installed and support many popular FeatherWings. Linux drivers interface directly with the Ethernet and LCD FeatherWings, and they can be easily enabled or disabled via a simple text file. Most FeatherWings will work out of the box with Adafruit’s CircuitPython example code.

Giant Board (bottom)

Features & Specifications

  • Processor: Microchip SAMA5D2 ARM┬« Cortex┬«-A5 Processor 500 MHz
  • Memory: 128 MB DDR2 RAM
  • Storage: microSD card
  • Sensing: 6 x 12-bit ADC with 3.3 V reference and external trigger
  • Actuation: 4 x 16-bit PWM with external trigger
  • Connectivity: 1 x I2C, 1 x SPI, 1 x UART, more with Flexcom
  • Power: via USB, with support for LiPo batteries
  • Operating System: mainline Linux kernel

Giant Board Pin Out

Low-power Modes

The Giant Board has support for four low-power modes, each of which supports a different wake up mechanism:

  • standby with GPIO button wake up
  • standby with RTC wake up
  • memory suspend with ‘power on’ button wake up
  • memory suspend with RTC wake up

Giant Board is part of the Microchip Get Launched 2019 design competition!

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